Lesson 4: Stages of Reconstruction and Implications for the Future


1865-1877 Quick Reference to Reconstruction and the Future – 3 pages

·         Again, watch for cause and effect. Look to see what happens between events.
Notice how long it takes for the Northern public to act after Appomattox and how much the South does before they act.

·         When it finally acts, notice how the North uses a combination of the Constitution, the law, and force (the military in the South).

·         Notice what happens with the Northern public and the Northern voters cease to act.

·         Notice the laws and the amendments that change your future not just theirs

·         Although these facts are not on the test (except the one on the Constitution), notice what the South uses to stop African Americans from voting and even being safe.

A quick visual to show corruption from 1867 to 1877

Lesson 4 – Use its Learning Quizzes on Constitution 1st.

39.   Actions when slave freed – Seek separated family members; later form schools, churches

40.   1865, South’s action – Black codes (state codes)

41.   1865, 13th amendment ratified by the states

42.   1866, to stop Black codes--1st a law (Civil Rights Act), 2nd an Amendment (2 major parts – expansion of “due process”; citizenship defined)

43.   1866, South’s race riots in Memphis, New Orleans

44.   1866, Klu Klux Klan starts

45.   1866 (a mid-term election), Northern voters’ demands

46.   Military districts in South (Military Reconstruction Act)

47.   1868, 15th Amendment proposed

48.   1868, Andrew Johnson impeached, not removed

49.   1868, US Grant elected

50.   1870, Attacks on African American voters (notice black males are voting), Grant’s response

51.   (1870 KKK again but this time stopped by KKK Act (Not in this textbook)

52.   1872-1876 Northern interest in the South’s actions declines (scandals, corruption, Panic of 1873, rising unemployment)

53.   1876, Election

·          Republican Hayes, fewer popular votes

·         Democrat Tilden, more popular votes

·         Disputes over the electoral college results in 4 states

54.   Compromise of 1877

·         What does it do?

·          What does the South get for the Democrats not fighting over the electoral college results?













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